If you’re looking for a strong and low maintenance
countertop, porcelain slabs in GTA homes
are a great choice. Porcelain slabs make for delicate-looking countertop or wall design.
How Porcelain is Used
Use the word "porcelain” and most people think of delicate
collectibles and the fine china they pull out for special occasions. The reasons
why porcelain is perfect for thin china are also the reasons why it’s perfect
for countertops and other uses around the house. According to Wikipedia
, porcelain is
strong, hard, resists chemicals, and is stain-resistant due to its low
Porcelain usually conjures up thoughts of the bathroom.
Rightly so, since it has been used for chamber pots, also known as bourdaloues,
since the late 17th
. Its nonporous nature means less staining and a more hygienic
surface. Don’t get stuck in the 17th century though, porcelain slabs
and all their benefits have moved into the kitchen and other rooms across the
GTA. You can use porcelain slabs to decorate walls and create backsplashes,
ceilings, vanity tops, tables, and countertops. Anywhere you would use granite,
marble, and other stones, you can use porcelain instead. After all, if porcelain
is good enough to decorate the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Porcelain
Tower of Nanjing
, and other historic sites around the world, it’s good
enough to make your list of possible renovation materials.
You can even use porcelain inside of boats and other places
where weight is a concern.
The Benefits of Porcelain
Beautiful, clean porcelain offers many advantages over
natural stone. One of the greatest benefits is that you don’t have to seal the
porcelain every year or two. It’s even easier to wipe clean than most other
materials. If you’re worried about remembering when to seal your counter,
porcelain may be the low maintenance option you need.
You’ll also use less grout since porcelain is lighter than
other options. In fact, you can often install it right over your existing
countertops, floors, and walls. It’s a convenient, quick option.
For people who like consistent patterns and colours,
porcelain can offer that consistency. Natural stone may draw attention from
other features in the room or cause you too much worry about damage to be
comfortable using the area. Porcelain is available in many colours so it’s easy
to colour-match your current décor.
Finally, porcelain also resists heat and will not discolour
Cleaning Porcelain Countertops
For porcelain tiles and flooring, you need to sweep it on a
regular basis so the dust and dirt don’t get in and scratch it over time.
Use warm water and a soft mop to clean your porcelain. If
it’s a tough cleaning job, a ceramic and porcelain cleaner should take care of
the dirt. Never use bleach, abrasive cleaners, or acidic cleaners since they
can damage your grout.
You can use a ceramic and porcelain cleaner for every day
cleaning on countertops and other surfaces, although a pH-balanced cleaner
should do the trick. Whenever you’re cleaning porcelain tiles, remember that
some cleaners may damage the grout. Look for one with a grout protector to help
keep your grout looking great.
If you’re looking for a strong, low maintenance countertop,
porcelain slabs are a great choice for GTA homeowners.